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Foster: I would love the winner of Herring-Frampton

Foster clashes with Roman at the Wild Card on Thursday live on NBC

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O'Shaquie Foster returns against Miguel Roman at the Wild Card on Thursday Photo Credit: Boxing Scene
O'Shaquie Foster returns against Miguel Roman at the Wild Card on Thursday Photo Credit: Boxing Scene

Super Featherweight contender, O’Shaquie Foster says he would relish the prospect of facing the winner of the proposed clash between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton, ahead of his return to the ring in California on Thursday.

Foster (17-2, 10 KOs) defends his WBC Silver Super Featherweight title against former two-time world title challenger Miguel Roman at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card boxing gym, on the first Ring City USA series, live on NBC.

The 27-year-old is ranked #9 by the WBC in pursuit of world champion Miguel Berchelt, with Roman rated at #7, although the Texan admits he is open to taking any route to a world title shot and has WBO holder, Herring in his sights, who is set to face Frampton in early 2021.

“If we beat this guy, it should definitely put us in the top two, top three, most definitely,” Foster told proboxing-fans.com.

“I don’t see anybody fighting each other in the top five, top ten.

“They’re all fighting guys who are not even ranked, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t be pushed to the top whenever I take care of this business.

WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel Herring is set to face Carl Frampton Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel Herring is set to face Carl Frampton Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

“I’m willing to take any route, but the WBC is what gave us the chance.

“That’s what we’re ranked in so that’s the title I feel like will come first, but I’m definitely open to any title.”

Asked who would win between Herring and Frampton, Foster added: “I would lean probably towards Frampton, because of the experience, he’s been in bigger fights.

“I want both of them, let me throw that out there, I would love the winer.”

Jo Jo Diaz beat Tevin Farmer to become IBF champion Photo Credit: Pro Boxing Fans
Jo Jo Diaz beat Tevin Farmer to become IBF champion Photo Credit: Pro Boxing Fans

The Texan, who says a victory over Roman would be a breakthrough moment in his career is also open to a clash with former amateur rival and current IBF world champion Jo Jo Diaz.

The pair fought each other for a place at the 2012 Olympics, with Diaz prevailing, however Foster, who believes he is the best fighter at 130lbs admits he would be open to facing the Californian should he beat Tevin Farmer in a proposed rematch.

“That’s a fight I would love,” Foster continued.

“It’s a big back story to it, it would be me getting revenge, it would be huge.

“That’s definitely something that I would be open to after this fight if he gets past [Tevin] Farmer and everything.”

Watch the full interview with O’Shaquie Foster below where he discusses signing with Lou Di Bella, sparring Shakur Stevenson and Regis Prograis and more:

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